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  • Gone the Way of the Dodo Bird

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/te...cle-click&_r=2
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

  • #2
    VHS, the inferior format that beat out Beta. The morons that ran Sony at the time wanted such outrageous royalties for use of the Beta format that pretty much every other manufacturer banded together and backed VHS. Shear weight of numbers killed the format. With the advent of DVD I didn't miss picking out twenty or thirty feet of taped jammed in the transport mechanism. Fortunately I rented VHS tapes so I'm not sitting on a ton of landfill material.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rust View Post
      VHS, the inferior format that beat out Beta. The morons that ran Sony at the time wanted such outrageous royalties for use of the Beta format that pretty much every other manufacturer banded together and backed VHS. Shear weight of numbers killed the format. With the advent of DVD I didn't miss picking out twenty or thirty feet of taped jammed in the transport mechanism. Fortunately I rented VHS tapes so I'm not sitting on a ton of landfill material.
      Actually it was the porn industry that tipped the balance to VHS.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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      • #4
        Yes it was all about time. I always read Sony wanted to release it too,fast and the original time of each tape was short and when VHS came out it was much more. It's why I bought it first I can say that.
        analog stuff.
        otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
        otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
        sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
        new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
        thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
        thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
        kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
        phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
        speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
        mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
        digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
        Dacs lampi various

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alrainbow View Post
          Yes it was all about time. I always read Sony wanted to release it too,fast and the original time of each tape was short and when VHS came out it was much more. It's why I bought it first I can say that.
          You needed a PhD to figure out how to operate those old machines. Particularly when recording!
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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          • Johnny Vinyl
            Johnny Vinyl commented
            Editing a comment
            I used to record vinyl to my Betamax...quality was pretty darned nice too!

        • #6
          Sony only made one top of the line super vhs vcr, it cost $1500 in the 90's. I found one in perfect working order for $20 at a flea market and would never get rid of it. Just for capability sake of my home theater, its worth keeping.
          Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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          • Johnny Vinyl
            Johnny Vinyl commented
            Editing a comment
            That's what I paid for the first stereo Beta unit Sony introduced.

        • #7
          Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
          Sony only made one top of the line super vhs vcr, it cost $1500 in the 90's. I found one in perfect working order for $20 at a flea market and would never get rid of it. Just for capability sake of my home theater, its worth keeping.
          Ahhh, the SLV-R1000. Many fond memories.

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          • JCOConnell
            JCOConnell commented
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            that's the one

        • #8
          I have a quick funny story. I was one the guys that bought the first ones so it was huge , about a year later they were cheeper half the size and twice the time to record with . So I bought the new one and gave the old one to my mom she was about 65 at the time or so. I proudly showed her hiw to use . Gave her a bunch of tapes to,use. She never once called me to ask any questions how to use it. I was amazed she was using it so good. So about two months later I was talking to my brother and said wow mom really knows how to use that thing . He replied why did you give that to mom. And I said she is happy with it and uses it all,the time. He said you asshole mom has no idea how to use it , she just does not want to hurt your feelings. After a few mins we laughed for 10 more how stupid was I. Myles when you said how hard it was to use. It , it brought that back to me. Thanks .
          analog stuff.
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
          Dacs lampi various

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          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
            Editing a comment
            Good one Al! I once set my mother up with some of my old audio gear because she always wanted a real stereo system, not the garbage in the console my father had. But she never played it. My ex- spent an hour writing out instructions for my Mom on how to use the equipment with no luck. You know, hit this button to turn receiver on, turn that knob to increase volume, use that to switch to tuner or turntable, push up stylus guard, etc. So been there, done that!

        • #9
          Thanks. As I get older the great stories become important to share , I don't know why. Your is funny too. I Di think it shows we are loving , caring and appreciated our moms.
          analog stuff.
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
          Dacs lampi various

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          • #10
            And we even had format wars back in the good old days Betamax

            Chris
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          • #11
            I gave my mom a dvd player in 2001 and she could barely run that.
            Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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            • #12
              Here another real GE add
              Chris
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              Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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              • #13
                why would it have stereo speakers in 1978 when component level tvs weren't introduced until 1983 and stereo tv until 1984?
                Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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                • cpp
                  cpp commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Maybe its mono. Hey send GE a email and maybe they will tell you.

                • JCOConnell
                  JCOConnell commented
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                  it must be dual speaker mono, what a waste.
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